Full-Time Investment Manager/Program Manager (Transforming Peacebuilding)
ABOUT HUMANITY UNITED:
Humanity United is a foundation dedicated to bringing new approaches to global problems that have long been considered intractable. We build, lead, and support efforts to change the systems that contribute to problems like human trafficking, mass atrocities, and violent conflict. HU is part of the Omidyar Group, which represents the philanthropic, personal and professional interests of the Omidyar family.
Embarking upon an ambitious effort to transform the peacebuilding system by combining innovative in-country work with sector leadership, HU is seeking a highly self-motivated, creative and organized Manager, who will serve as an integral member of HU’s Peacebuilding & Conflict Transformation Team, focusing on HU’s Strategic Initiative Transforming Peacebuilding (TPB). The Manager must enjoy working within a small, entrepreneurial environment that is mission and results driven, and community oriented. The Manager will be based in HU’s Washington, DC office and travel both domestically and internationally. A prerequisite for the position is subject matter expertise and public policy experience in the field of peacebuilding.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
• Work closely with the Director (Transforming Peacebuilding) to ensure the success of Humanity United’s new Strategic Initiative, including coordinating learning processes across the team/organization, organizing key internal meetings and supporting in the preparation of Board materials.
• Develop and maintain essential relationships with leading peacebuilding, conflict prevention, and development organizations, as well as, governments, civil society actors, other donors, and academics that shape peacebuilding practices.
• Identify and manage strategic grants and direct impact activities to promote dialogue and debate exploring alternative approaches to peacebuilding and to increase peacebulding effectiveness.
• Representing Humanity United and Humanity United’s work at key peacebuilding meetings and conferences.
• Perform grant management duties, such as facilitating grantee reporting and reviewing proposals, budgets, and learning and impact reports.
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE / QUALIFICATIONS:
• Deep personal and professional commitment to creating positive social impact.
• Professional experience working in the peacebuilding, government and international policy fields and a track record of influence.
• Excellent project management skills, with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
• Understanding of evaluation and learning approaches. Exposure to systems thinking/complexity would be considered an asset, along with previous experience of grant-making.
• Strong oral and written communication, presentation, and organizational skills.
• A natural team player, who can articulately express information and ideas, both orally and in writing, and collaborate effectively across multiple functions and geographies with both internal and external partners.
• High degree of flexibility and adaptability indicative of a start-up, entrepreneurial or changing work environment, with a positive and solutions oriented attitude.
• Ability to travel domestically and internationally (up to 20%).
The above reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this position. The above duties are representative only; management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST
Candidates are expected to disclose public and other activity, affiliation to or support for any group or organization, personal association or other factor, which may generate a real or perceived conflict of interest with HU’s principles, or raise a security concern, or any other concern that would otherwise prevent the candidate from carrying out key functions of the specific post. Relevant conflict of interest issues may disqualify a candidate from being hired.